Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity!
Kvetch - kvetch n Also sp kvets(c)h [kvetch v] A habitual complainer; a nag; a worrier; a complaint. 1964 Bellow Herzog 61, She’s got a disgusting father and a kvetsch of a mother. 1970 Feinsilver Yiddish 112, Kvetsh - Whiner, complainer, pickle-puss.
“In every workplace, there’s always one kvetch.”
“What a kvetcheroonie.”
“That’s why I never go to gatherings like that. The kvetches come out.”
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Cassidy, Frederic G. Chief Editor. Dictionary Of American Regional English. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985. Print